For an aquatic perspective of Gig Harbor, rent a kayak, canoe, paddleboat, or powerboat. For more surefooted types, there's also the relatively newer sport of paddleboarding. Guided and non-guided excursions are available, in addition to lessons and a kayak camp for kids. A guided sunrise paddle educates about local history, while streaks of red and orange often paint the sky as the sun rises. Bring binoculars; it’s not uncommon to spot Great Blue Herons or local harbor seals. Also, pack a picnic for a quick bite on the beach below Gig Harbor’s lighthouse.